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Christmas Vacation (Family Friendly Edition)

Original Runtime:97  •  New Runtime: 86 minutes

Original Title(s)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Re-edit Notes
I was asked to cut a more "family friendly" version of this film, one of my all-time favorites. This was a new challenge for it was finding ways to remove all swearing and adult themes from a movie without removing the core plot points since a lot of the adult jokes were tightly tied into the plot development. All in all, 10 minutes were removed from the film and 4 shots were digitally touched up to fix some of the production errors caught on film.
List of Changes

All changes are listed by their original timecodes, prior to the edit.

0:04:33 -
 Removed the line "Hey kids look, a deer" and Clark giving the passing truck the finger.
0:06:23 -
 Removed Clark shouting "For Christ sake!" as well as the second shot of the family under the truck.
0:09:15 -
 Removed the entire scene of the neighbors coming home and asking Clark where he's going to put a tree that big.
0:14:20 -
 Removed the line "Laimens terms, none of that inside bullshit jargon nobody understands."
0:14:47 -
 Removed the lines "Kiss my ass. Kiss your ass. Kiss his ass." as Clark addresses his boss' men.
0:15:16 -
 Removed the entire scene of Clark talking to the attractive store clerk.
0:20:03 -
 Removed a slight pause in Clark's response prior to him handing Russ the giant ball of lights.
0:35:40 -
 Removed the entire scene of the neighbors discussing how they want to strip out of their clothes and make love to one another.
0:37:31 -
 Removed a quick moment of the neighbors passionately kissing.
0:39:28 -
 Removed the audio of Clark shouting "dammit" twice and replaced it with sound effects of the cord rustling.
0:42:59 -
 Removed Cousin Eddie's line "You've never seen a set on a dog like this one's got."
0:45:28 -
 Removed Cousin Eddie's discussion about how Snot will happily hump your leg and how he should just let him do it.
0:46:42 -
 Removed the line "And a hell of a good cook."
0:49:11 -
 Removed the line "I had to have it replaced because every time Catherine ran the microwave, I'd piss my pants and forget who I was."
0:50:03 -
 Digitally cleaned up the snow to cover the visible cords used to create the fire trail.
0:50:18 -
 Digitally cleaned up the snow to cover the visible cords used to create the fire trail.
0:50:20 -
 Digitally cleaned up the snow to cover the visible cords used to create the fire trail.
0:53:22 -
 Removed Clark's fantasy of the store clerk lady stripping in his pool.
0:55:08 -
 Removed the lines "Shitting bricks...sorry...shitting rocks."
0:55:45 -
 Removed Peggy Sue's comments about Santa being fake.
0:58:08 -
 Removed the line "And an asshole, in his bathrobe..."
0:58:16 -
 Removed the line "Shitter was full!"
0:58:18 -
 Removed the line "Have you checked our shitters, honey?"
0:58:28 -
 Removed the scene of Cousin Eddie continuing to empty his waste into the sewer.
0:59:15 -
 Removed the scene of Clark and Ellen discussing wanting to buy gifts for Cousin Eddie's kids.
0:59:39 -
 Removed the scene of Clark and Cousin Eddie at Walmart shopping.
1:02:38 -
 Removed Uncle Lewis saying "Jesus..."
1:03:26 -
 Removed the line "She wrapped up her damn cat."
1:15:10 -
 Removed Clark shouting "Damnit!" and covered it with sounds of breaking presents.
1:15:55 -
 Removed Clark's entire rant about what he'd call his boss.
1:18:47 -
 Removed Clark pulling out a pair of panties from a burnt present.
1:20:26 -
 Removed the line "Where's Eddie, he usually eats these goddamned things?"
1:22:02 -
 Removed the word "Shit".
1:23:08 -
 Removed the word "Fucking".
1:23:10 -
 Removed the line "And when Santa squeezes his fat ass down that chimney tonight, he's gonna see the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nut house."
1:23:19 -
 Removed the line "Dont piss me off, Art."
1:23:34 -
 Removed the line "Look around you, Ellen. We're on the threshold of hell!"
1:29:18 -
 Removed the line "If you wanna come in, you are gonna have to break down the Goddamn front door."
1:30:17 -
 Digitally punched in the shot to hide Ellen holding Clark's crotch.
1:30:20 -
 Digitally punched in the shot to hide Ellen holding Clark's crotch.
1:30:32 -
 Digitally punched in the shot to hide Ellen holding Clark's crotch.
1:30:43 -
 Digitally punched in the shot to hide Ellen holding Clark's crotch.
1:32:53 -
 Minor visual effects cleanup on the shot of the dear passing the moon.